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Video Tour: Forest Ave Community Orchard in Riverbend

Hey Everyone! We have made significant progress in building the Forest Ave Community Orchard this summer. Here is a short video tour of the orchard so you can see all the progress we have made!  

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Beekeeping – Through the Eyes of an Intern

Hello all! This summer we have an intern from Dordt College, named Cheyanne. She will be learning the basics of beekeeping. Throughout the summer, she will participate in all the hive checks and treatments of the bees, and write short snippets about what she has observed and learned. Here is her first post:   May […]

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Weekly Review in Pics (6/28-7/4)

See what we have been up to this week at Forest Ave Outreach!

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Forest Ave Community Orchard Planting Day & Groundbreaking Event

Orchard Friends! The dream is soon to be a reality! After months of planning and countless hours of preparation by a committed group of dedicated volunteers, the ORCHARD IS READY TO BE PLANTED!!! Please join us THIS SATURDAY (May 16th) at 10:30 am as we plant 20 trees, native pollinator flowers, and set posts for […]

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Forest Ave Orchard March Update

Orchard Friends, We had another incredible meeting this past Monday!  Each of the Teams gave updates on all that they are working on! You can access the meeting notes online by clicking here. Highlights:                Orchard Mission Statement: Our Mission is to empower the community through growing food and relationships at this “Jewel” in the […]

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Grants Meeting Update

Great Meeting Everyone! In attendance: In attendance: Courtney Long Colleene Statler Chris Beachy Ray Meylor Sue Meylor Julia McGuire Ralph Chiodo   IDALS (Specialty Crop Grant): The thought is for the proposal to focus on – Research type project to create a transferable model for Urban Speciality Crop Production with a youth educational focus.  There […]

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